Let’s take a moment of silence to appreciate how easy it is to exploit children in this country. From infancy, kids can be put up as models, actors, test subjects. Then, once they can walk, they become pageant queens. Once they’re in their late teens, we push them to make sex tapes—and presto! Millionaires are born.
Kris Jenner is no stranger to this cycle of exploitation. Celeb Dirty Laundry has reported that she pushed Kim Kardashian to make a sex tape, has written tell-all books about her girls, and currently serves as their manager. Her teenage girls with Bruce Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner, are currently working overtime as models, Seventeen Magazine west coast correspondents, as well as stars on their E! show.
But it looks like there’s a new heartless woman in town—one who has no qualms about spray tanning a 5-year-old (a low I don’t think even Kris Jenner managed to reach). That’s right folks—I’m talking about a pageant mom. And not just any pageant mom, the pageant mom. Honey Boo Boo’s 300-pound mom, June Shannon, who gained satirical fame for her combination of face and inability to announciate, is pushing her family up the hill of stardom. The family gained fame on TLC’s Toddlers and Tiaras, eventually earning the groundbreaking, Emmy worthy show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which chronicles the family’s hideously redneck existence.
If you haven’t had the, err, pleasure of viewing the new show, check out our live recap. The family is reportedly making 4,000$ per episode, which I think translates to about 200,000$ in back-woods Alabama dollars.
Will we be seeing more of this unique family? God, I hope not!
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Image Credit: Celeb Baby Laundry